Shooting in the New York subway: the first toll falls

New York City was shaken this Tuesday, April 12, 2022, during the morning, by a shooting at a subway station in Brooklyn.

Indeed, the attack left at least 16 injured, including 8 by bullets, in the New York subway more precisely in Brooklyn, inside the 36th Street station, near the cemetery of Greenwood, indicated the firefighters of the city. “Several victims are to be deplored,” said a spokesperson for the New York City Fire Department. “At 8:27 a.m., the police received an emergency call from a person who was shot in the subway in Brooklyn,” a New York police spokeswoman confirmed earlier.

According to the American agency, Associated Press, the emergency services responded to emergency calls while smoke escaped from the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park district. According to New York firefighters, untriggered explosive devices have been found, while a tweet from the police suggests the opposite: “There are no operable explosive devices at the present time”.

Manhunt in New York

Police are looking for a man wearing a gas mask and an orange construction vest. The latter managed to flee and a manhunt is underway to find the suspect, according to New York media.

The New York police have launched a call for witnesses on social networks. The latter asks anyone who has information about this shooting, to report to the police, while asking citizens not to approach the scene of the incident.

According to the American channel CNN: “schools around Brooklyn are confined”, quoted a spokesperson for the education department.

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